It’s difficult to hit a target from far away, which is why holes-in-one are rare and the Goodyear blimp has never been shot successfully with an arrow. Drive hard with a vengeance, thanks to today’s Groupon to Missing Link Golf Academy in Lakewood Ranch. Choose from the following options:
- For $49, you get one 60-minute private golf lesson (a $150 value).
- For $96, you get two 60-minute private golf lessons (a $300 value).
- For $145, you get three 60-minute private golf lessons (a $450 value).<p>
Amid Missing Link Golf Academy’s versatile practice facilities, PGA-certified instructor Ian Segneri rattles off nuggets of golf wisdom to pupils of all skill levels. A cofounder of Missing Link Junior Golf Academy, the passionate linksman imparts wisdom drawn from a career that includes working as a senior instructor at David Leadbetter Golf Academy, coaching four American Junior Golf Association All-Americans, and performing a bark-saving Heimlich maneuver on Jack Nicklaus’s dog. With a spacious outdoor practice area that includes a driving range, practice green, and sand bunker, the academy eradicates pestilent mulligans from all areas of the golf game. During one-hour lessons, Ian expertly tinkers with the area each client most needs to improve, from adding distance to drives to whittling tree stumps into serviceable golf tees.